Guide to Choosing the Perfect Punching Bag for You

Guide to Choosing the Perfect Punching Bag for You

If you need a versatile equipment that will help you stay in shape, look no further than the punching bag. But with so many options to choose from, which one should you get? Here are our top recommendations:

RDX F6 KARA 5ft 3-in-1 Punch Bag & Gloves Set

Designed to endure the toughest training sessions, this heavy-duty RDX bag comes with a punch glove and bag kit. It includes a robust anchor system, rust-proof steel chains, and RDX padded gloves.

RDX 6ft XXL Free Standing Punch Bag

Standing at an impressive 6ft tall with a circumference of 110cm, this free-standing punching bag is made with leather infused with anti-rip material. It’s ideal for various combat sports and can be filled with sand or water to adjust the weight.

Gallant 5.5ft Free Standing Punch Bag

This freestanding punching bag requires no nuts and bolts for assembly, making it easier to set up and store. Standing at 5ft 5in and filled with microfiber pieces, the Gallant bag features a shock-absorbing foam layer and a wipe-clean faux leather exterior.

Everlast Everhide Speed Bag, One Size

Crafted from lightweight carbon fiber, this Everlast speedball improves hand-eye coordination, technique, and upper body muscle. Its durable construction ensures it can handle even the sharpest punches.

Everlast Powercore Freestanding Punch Bag – Black

With a height of 6ft 3in and a weight of approximately 113kg (when filled with water), this Everlast punching bag is built to withstand intense boxing workouts. Its foam collar and flexible neck absorb powerful punches, making it suitable for advanced boxers.

RDX R3 Double End Speed Ball

If you find traditional speedballs limiting, consider the double end variety. This RDX cowhide leather speedball comes with an adjustable rubber bungee cord to stabilize the setup.

Dripex Adult Free Standing Boxing Punch Bag with Suction Cup Base – 69” (Black)

For those without a suitable hanging spot, the Dripex free-standing bag offers a heavy-duty solution. It features 12 strong suction cups that securely hold the base in place.

Boxing Bar & Viper Bar Combo

Ideal for home or gym use, this versatile boxing, MMA, and fitness device helps improve hand-eye coordination, speed, timing, and precision with just one punch bar.

Everlast Omniflex Freestanding Heavy Punch Bag

With a narrower base than traditional free-standing bags, this Gallant unit allows for better movement without tripping. It’s designed to withstand powerful punches repeatedly.

Achieving Your Training Goals

Now that you have the perfect boxing bag, it’s time to tailor your workouts to meet specific goals.

Strength and Endurance

Aim to hit the bag continuously for as long as possible. Approach endurance training on the bag similarly to a steady-state run. Gradually increase the duration and angle of your strikes to intensify the workout.


Focus on delivering hard and fast punches with correct technique during short bursts. Create a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) circuit by throwing the fastest and most powerful combinations you can manage in 10-second intervals. Allow for active recovery by resting or moving around the bag.

Remember to recover adequately between bursts to stay in the power zone, as excessive fatigue may shift your training towards strength or endurance. Try boxing at home or at Planet Fitness.

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